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Title: Human Rights Council - 4th Session: Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative U Nyunt Swe, the Union of Myanmar and Leader of the Myanmar Observer Delegation
Date of publication: 23 March 2007
Description/subject: "...Myanmar is fully aware of the need to improve and promote human rights. We are doing everything possible to this effect and will continue to do so. At the same time, we believe that human rights issues must be addressed with objectivity, respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. There should not be double standards nor politicization of human rights issues. Myanmar firmly believes that only genuine cooperation and constructive dialogue would best serve the promotion and protection of human rights."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva via United Nations
Format/size: pdf (119K)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Human Rights Council -- 25th Session: Oral statement by the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar
Date of publication: 17 March 2014
Description/subject: This is the text the Special Rapporteur read from at the beginning of his Interactive Dialogue of 17 March. See the Alternate URL for the video.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Human Rights Council (25th Session)
Format/size: pdf (88K)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 24 July, 2014
Date of publication: 24 July 2014
Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Preliminary report on constitutional amendment put on record by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Mobile vocational training course given to rural people...Rakhine State Government...New station hospital to be opened in Mawlu of Indaw Tsp...MOH calls for continued participation of international organizations in Rakhine State...Land reclamation, implementation of water pumping station inspected in Singaing Tsp...Cooperative official explains loans for farmers...Health care talks given in Nay Pyi Taw...Harvest of early-monsoon sesame starts in Meiktila Tsp...Traffic safety and congestion addressed in Myawady...Chief Minister visits infrastructure projects in Tachilek...Rakhine State Chief Minister tours Taungup Tsp to award students...Anti-Narcotics campaign launched in Kawlin Township...Taungdwingyi-Minhla RBE trains to resume service on 27 July...Students of Buddhism awarded...Heavy rains cause floods in villages, inundation at rural roads in Mawlu...Loom workshop creates job opportunities in Kyunhla...Arts show and talks mark 50th memorial of Thakin Kodawhmaing...Action taken against light trucks without transport licences in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, India to forge closer business-to-business connectivity in trade, investment...Japan supports post-primary school in Hpa-an...Accreditation for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting...Implementation of pilot project for Dawei SEZ discussed...Sakura-Insein Technical Course opens in Yangon...Local businesses fail to tap benefits of Myanmar Citizens Investment Law: MIC Chairman...Myanmar, Chinese air forces discuss training, technology and mechanical cooperation...SEOM and related meetings concludes...Japan to help enhance technological universities in Myanmar....."PERSPECTIVES": "Impact of mobile phone and social media in Myanmar" By Aung Khin...
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Statement by H.E. U Maung Wai, Permanent Representative of Myanmar During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in Myanmar, 25th Session of the Human Rights Council 17 March 2014
Date of publication: 17 March 2014
Author/creator: U Maung Wai
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar via United Nations
Format/size: pdf (137K)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Rumour, religion and riots in Mandalay
Date of publication: 03 July 2014
Description/subject: "On Wednesday morning reports began to surface of serious unrest and mob behavior overnight in Mandalay. One blog report in particular demonstrates the dangerous nature of conjecture and rumour, and their role in the violence. The post reports that “two notorious Muslim brothers widely known as the Mandalay-Mafia kidnapping and violently raping a Burmese-Buddhist girl who works for them”. The brothers are further indicted as “wealthy Bengali-Muslim brothers who own a string of teashops and restaurants in Mandalay City as a cover for their illicit drug trafficking operations”. The website reports enough geographic details, quantifies crowd numbers and dates to give the report a veneer of authority. Reporting that the rape of the young girl occurred on 30 June 2014 on the road to Naypyitaw, where the young girl was “pushed out” on the roadside and found by police officers at the traffic lights near Myinyadanar Ward in Pyinmana. Police then started searching for the “two Muslim brother rapists who were now hiding in their home-base Mandalay City”. On their return to Mandalay, “more than a thousand Buddhist crowd led by monks gathered at their flagship teashop Sun-Café at the intersection of 82nd Street and 28th Street and demanded justice”. Monks demanding justice, this gives the crowd the moral high ground, but both monks and morally charged language like “justice” have been constantly deployed in Myanmar’s recent communal violence to devastating effect. The chronology of the article is confused. First it is reported that the Buddhist crowd gathered and were met by “a large group of Mandalay Muslims worrying about the severe impact on their businesses and their lives were already gathering at the Sun-Café to demand the Muslim-Mafia brothers behave or they themselves would kill their fellow Muslims”. Implying the Muslims are now turning against themselves and cannot even control one another. Later in the article it is claimed that the groups outside Sun-Café were actually a group of 500 “Bengali-Muslims” who were quarreling amongst themselves, with one side allegedly there to “protect their Muslim brothers” and the other side to “drive the bad Muslim-Mafia out of town”. The facts are not important to this article, nor to many others. What is important is the cautionary tale: that Muslims are raping Buddhist women, and Muslims are threatening Buddhists’ livelihoods and safety. And to draw some final ethnically charged symbolism into the event: “Two Buddhist were reportedly killed by Muslim sword while a few policemen were also badly injured”. Again, the onus is placed on the Muslim instigators: they are killing Buddhists and injuring the peace-keeping police. As yet, it is unclear if even the basic details are true. Aside from that reported by blogs that are known to be inflammatory and U Wirathu himself, there seems to no authority giving credence to the story of the girl in the police station. Where is the police statement? The tea shop owners’ family claim they never even had a maid. At best this creates conflicting narratives that reinforce pre-existing biases. And if the basic details are true, the framing of the incident within days by the blog and U Wirathu clearly highlights a series of pre-existing grievances and stereotypes about Muslims frequently deployed in the ongoing religious tensions. The symbol of the maid and the white luxury sedan are two — they appear as banal facts but when put in the context of Muslim, and particularly the idea of a “mafia” and links to drug trafficking, they speak directly to concerns about wealth inequality. Muslims are rich and can afford such luxuries, it suggests, but they are also nefarious and amoral — always searching for a fight. This blog post and other Burmese commentary are tragic demonstrations of some endemic problems in Myanmar’s information culture. The role of rumour and conjecture in the Mandalay conflict cannot be overlooked, and those promulgating such rumours are responsible for a significant amount of Myanmar’s current unrest."
Author/creator: Anonymous
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: Ominous signs for migrant workers in Thailand
Date of publication: 15 June 2014
Description/subject: "Monsoon season is descending upon the Thai-Burmese border town of Mae Sot, but storm clouds are not the only the signs of portent for local residents. At the end of a week in which the military junta has been promoting ‘love and harmony’ among Thais by offering free tickets to see a film about a 16th century Ayutthaya king fighting to rid Siam of the Burmese, a concerted and prioritised effort to ‘solve’ the ‘problem’ of migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar and Cambodia has been launched. Following several months of delays for migrants wishing to extend their permission to stay in the country under the national verification program and more than a week of raids on migrant communities across the country, the NCPO established a Committee on Solving Migrant Problems on the 10th June.Thai army spokesman Sirichan Ngathong stated during the week that any undocumented migrant workers in Thailand ‘will be arrested and deported’ and Thai government television channels declared this to be part of an ‘environmental cleansing’ operation carried out to build a ‘pleasant’ society. Rumours about the purge and possible mistreatment spread quickly among migrants stoking fears leading to a mass exodus. Over 100,000 Cambodians alone have now left the country. Such purges are regular occurrences in Thailand, where a relatively laissez-faire approach is taken towards undocumented workers when the economy is booming, followed by crackdowns during downturns. But there are reasons to believe that this time may be different; especially as regards migrants from Myanmar. This is due to NCPO attempts to securitise the issue and fast tracking plans for the establishment of special border economic zones. The military claims that migrants are a source of social problems, that they undermine social ‘stability’ and are associated with narcotics, crime, and communicable diseases.While tolerated in border provinces, authorities want to keep them away from metropolitan areas such as Bangkok. In a post-coup environment, it is interesting to note that Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s dissertation research while studying at Thailand’s National Defence College in 2007-2008 was on the role of the army in responding to non-traditional security threats, identifying migrant workers and undocumented persons as one of four urgent and immediate threats to Thai society..."
Author/creator: Charlie Thame
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > Foreign Relations > Thailand-Burma relations


Title: Rohingya: denied the right to be human
Date of publication: 15 June 2014
Description/subject: "I struggle to comprehend the lack of international response to the sheer hell for Rohingya people whether in squalid Bangladesh camps or in Burma. President Thein Sein and other Burmese Government members, welcomed around the world, continue a well-orchestrated, well-documented plan to destroy every aspect of Rohingya men, women and children’s lives. Individuals are treated as not entitled to be recognised as fellow human beings. The old Nazi phrase “life unworthy of life” comes to mind. On 21 May, 2014 the Burma Border Guard Police threw the bodies of two Rohingya men they had murdered across the border. The Bangladesh Guard promptly threw the bodies back into Burma. On the same day, the Burma Border Guard Police entered Bangladesh, fired on four Rohingya refugees working in a makeshift camp, killing 16 year old Mamed Shaffique. Mamed’s father has not found his son’s body which was taken by the police. Police need not fear reprisals for their actions. Rohingya are seen not as really human, not deserving to live. No police will be charged with the murder of a defenceless young boy. Mamed’s family, denied any human dignity, cannot perform a proper burial of their son. Mamed was one of 400,000 Rohingya undocumented refugees living in unofficial camps unsupported by the Bangladesh Government, the UN, or international organisations. Another 30,000 documented Rohingya live in official UNHCR camps. For the past 36 years, Rohingya have fled severe persecution in Burma, the largest mass movements in 1978, 1991-92, and 2012. In 2008, the UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees) launched a special initiative on ‘protracted refugee situations’ seeking durable solutions and improvements to lives of long-term refugees. Refugee groups identified as needing special attention included: Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan; refugees in Croatia and Serbia; Eritrean refugees in eastern Sudan; Burundian refugees in Tanzania; and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. All these situations were complex, but UNHCR focused on the most challenging to address, the protracted situation of Rohingya refugees. The States of Denial: A Review of UNHCR’s Response to the Protracted Situation of Stateless Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh concluded that Rohingya were unwanted in Bangladesh and other countries. They suffer discrimination, exploitation, and severe persecution, including but not limited to, forced labour, extortion, restriction on freedom of movement, absence of residence rights, denial of citizenship, inequitable marriage regulations, land confiscation, limited access to education and other public services in Burma. Rohingya have no place to go. UNHCR lives with the daily paradox of its mandate and earnest desire to help refugees, together with the reality of its inability to alleviate the root causes of their suffering, Burma’s continued pervasive persecution of Rohingya and denial of citizenship. The UN Special Rapporteur mandate on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was established in 1992, for three reasons, one of which was the continued human rights abuses and such severe restrictions of Rohingya, that tens of thousands were forced to flee the country. UN bodies since have acknowledged what amounts to a state policy of deportation and forcible transfer of Rohingya and the abuses that contributed to it. The UN Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect (14 February 2014) warned that “stateless Rohingya and other Muslims continue to face a serious risk of mass atrocity crimes”. On May 24, 2014 Nurul Amin, an eight year old boy, returned home with firewood he collected in a nearby Maungdaw Township forest. An out-post army officer stopped him, as he passed by and seized the boy’s wood. When Nurul began to cry asking that his firewood be returned, the officer severely tortured him and then sent him to the Village Administration Office. The boy’s relatives collected the injured boy, who being Rohingya, was denied any medical care or treatment. “The police or other government officials do not think the Rohingya as a human being, otherwise they will not do such things against Rohingya people”, said Anis a local businessman..."
Author/creator: Nancy Hudson-Rodd
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: Return to the fold
Date of publication: 22 April 2014
Description/subject: "The shadow of Myanmar’s past military rule won’t harm its new-found place as a respected member of ASEAN and the region. Whether Myanmar did a good job chairing the recent 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, held in Nay Pyi Taw from 10-11 May depends very much on whom you ask. For Myanmar’s leaders the summit appears to have been an almost complete success. Myanmar hosted what appears to have been an efficient and smoothly ‘talk fest’, revealing false the naysayers’ fears about not enough hotels, not enough roads and not enough logistical know-how to run a large high profile international event. All the symbols of a successful ASEAN meeting were produced; glossy photos of smiling dignitaries, a series of carefully worded statements and of course the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration, “Realisation of the ASEAN Community by 2015”. In an association as concerned with process as ASEAN, these symbols are incredibly important, suggesting business as usual and on-going regional harmony. Compared to the fiasco of the 45th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in 2012 under Cambodian leadership, which failed to produce for the first time a joint communiqué, this is no mean achievement. Through this success, Myanmar has cemented its position as a legitimate, efficient and productive member of ASEAN, newly returned to the fold after the years of overt military rule had cast it as an outsider criticised by fellow members for its violent political repression. For ASEAN itself the Summit is harder to read. It was always unlikely that substantial progress on the South China Sea issue would have been forthcoming. But ASEAN seems to have made no forward motion at all. The Nay Pyi Taw Declaration limits itself, in point 7, to a restatement of existing agreements that so far have proven woefully inadequate to resolving the situation. Those critical of Myanmar will point to its on-going close ties to China and a failure of Myanmar to take clear ‘pro-ASEAN’ leadership. Those more forgiving note that escalating tensions between ASEAN members Vietnam and China obscure the fact that member states themselves have competing claims to the region and that an agreement to diplomatic resolution is at least not a step backwards. Perhaps Myanmar’s greatest challenge in 2014 is working towards the completion of ASEAN’s community project in 2015. The Nay Pyi Taw Declaration certainly says the right things, with repeated reference to ‘accelerating’ ‘intensifying’ and ‘strengthening’ existing plans. Whether or not these claims are realised with the completion of the political, economic and socio-cultural communities that ASEAN is building, remains to be seen. While there is scepticism that ASEAN will finish everything it has set out to achieve, it is doubtful whether this can be laid solely at Myanmar’s door given the Charter was signed in 2007. For at least some of the citizens of Myanmar though, the Summit offered little. Going into the Summit there had been interest in whether human rights issues, especially concerning on-going violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority would be brought into discussion. Myanmar managed to keep this off of the agenda completely, and the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration contains only bland commitments to human rights, with the usual ASEAN caveat that non-intervention remains the paramount right of member states. In contrast to Gareth Robinson, writing for New Mandala on 21 May, I do not think the domestic situation in Myanmar will impact on its engagement with Southeast Asia. Robinson writes that ‘the continuing shadow of the military over the governance of the country is also likely to encourage scepticism at the prospect of Burma assuming a greater role in regional cooperation’. I believe quite the opposite is true; that the ongoing domestic situation in Myanmar is now at a ‘low enough level’ to not raise itself on the regional radar. It was never the military regime itself that ASEAN was concerned with, but its repeated violation of even the most basic standards of good governance through widespread repression. The move towards a limited democracy that institutionalised the military’s position in Myanmar’s society was welcomed by ASEAN as early as the 2010 election – the same election being widely criticised outside of the region. ASEAN is concerned with the general domestic situation in Myanmar. Partial liberalisation, partial democracy and partial ceasefires are enough for ASEAN. Given the variety of ASEAN member states domestic situations, and at the moment the clearly anti-democratic movements in Thailand, there is little room for ASEAN to be concerned with much more. Robinson’s more general claim, that Myanmar is becoming a regional player, is far stronger. We can see it being played out now through events like the ASEAN Summit. As its economy opens to regional and global trade and investment, Myanmar’s position is only going to strengthen. The more interesting question, however, is what values a stronger, more regionally engaged, Myanmar will seek to promote as it engages more fully with the world and the region. Having staked a claim as a legitimate part of the regional conversation, Myanmar’s leaders will need to now think about what it is they actually want to say."
Author/creator: Mathew Davies
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Politics and Government - general studies


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 24 July, 2014
Date of publication: 24 July 2014
Description/subject: This issue has Law Amending Eliminating Corruption Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 32/2014.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 24 July, 2014
Date of publication: 24 July 2014
Description/subject: This issue has Law Amending Eliminating Corruption Law - Pyiduaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 32/2014.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Situation of the internally displaced Rohingya in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 26 May 2014
Description/subject: "Society for Threatened Peoples is deeply concerned by the human rights and humanitarian situation of stateless Rohingya in Arakan/Rakhine State, Myanmar and in the neighboring countries. Since June 2012 systematic and pre-planned anti-Muslim attacks have left more than 145,000 Rohingya in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) and have produced over a million Rohingya refugees. The anti-Islamic rhetoric led by the infamously well-known monk Wirathu and the Buddhist nationalist 969 Movement is fueling religious hatred all over the country. The government of Myanmar, despite the pressure from the international community, not only has done little to ensure and protect the basic rights of the Rohingya religious minority but it is also protecting Wirathu and the 969 Movement. In January, the humanitarian situation in Arakan/Rakhine and the plight of the Rohingya got worse. Du Char Yar Tan a village in Arakan/Rakhine State was attacked and looted by an extremist Buddhist mob. 48 Rohingya were killed and many others injured. The international NGO and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Doctors without Borders (MSF) reported that 22 patients were treated near Du Char Yar Tan village for severe injuries. Despite UN allegations about the incident and international pressure advocating a fair and impartial investigation, the Myanmar government refused to allow for one and proceeded with an internal investigation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples (A /HRC/26/NGO/59)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G14/041/99/PDF/G1404199.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: "At the time when Myanmar is coming out from fifty years of isolation and military rule, the rise of anti-Muslim ideology and violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority is threatening to derail the democratization process and the stability of the same country. Society for threatened Peoples is deeply concerned about the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s internally displaced camps and about the rise and spread of religious hatred feelings across the country. So far, the government of Myanmar has turned a blind eye on the plight of the Rohingya and rather than intervene and foster a reconciliation process between Buddhists and Muslims it has tolerated and encouraged discrimination and religious fundamentalism. In Myanmar, the 969 Movement led by the nationalist monk U. Wirathu is playing a major role in inciting hate and widespread Buddhist anxieties about Muslims, who only make up for 4 per cent of the country's population. Wirathu and the 969 Movement are inciting violence not only with fiery sermons but also by using a systematically discriminate against Muslims: stickers with the 969 logo are worn by supporters or posted on Buddhist-owned shops to encourage Buddhists to conduct business only with other Buddhists. Audio recordings with the voice of Wirathu are played in restaurant and shops all across the country and social media such as facebook and twitter are used to spread hate rhetoric worldwide. Those who buy, speak, befriend or love a Muslim are condemned by the 969 Movement for not having defended their religion against the “imminent” Muslim invasion. The 969 Movement respects the teaching of “ahimsa”, non violence, but believes also that brutality against Muslim people is an act of self-defense and, if it is perpetrated with the pure thoughts of defending Buddhism, helps people to gain karmic merit..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples (A /HRC/25/NGO/15)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G14/117/37/PDF/G1411737.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > UN Human Rights entities working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Written statements on Myanmar by NGOs to regular sessions of the Human Rights Council


Title: Treatment of ethnic nationalities in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: "...We have submitted written statements and made oral ones at many sessions and have been twice invited by the United States Congress to present testimony at hearings. Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP) has also monitored the situation in Myanmar for many years and joins this statement. Last August, IED and AHL called attention to the escalating violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in a written statement (A/HRC/24/NGO/92) to this body. The intervening months demonstrated the alarming endurance of that disturbing ethnic persecution, with the displacement, b eating, or slaughter of yet more innocents at the hands of predominantly Buddhist mobs. The death count still rising, the international community has shamefully taken little action to pressure the much-trumpeted “democratic” government of Myanmar into getting a grip on this out of control mob-rule. Indeed, the government of Myanmar has openly denied that the violence is even occurring. According to a UN report, on January 9th, eight Rohingya men were killed in the Du Chee Yar Tan village. After a police sergeant was killed in the intervening days, on January 13th, a violent Buddhist mob vengefully slaughtered forty Rohingya men, women, and children. We thank the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay for her strong words on the massacre: “I deplore the loss of life in Du Chee Yar Tan and call on the authorities to carry out a full, prompt and impartial investigation and ensure that victims and their families receive justice... By responding to these incidents quickly and decisively, the Government has an opportunity to show transparency and accountability, which will strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Myanmar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: IED & MRAP (A/HRC/25/NGO/135 )
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G14/116/41/PDF/G1411641.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > UN Human Rights entities working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Written statements on Myanmar by NGOs to regular sessions of the Human Rights Council


Title: Human Rights Situation in Myanmar
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: Human Rights Now (HRN) welcomes the improvement of human rights situation in Myanmar after the long military regime in Myanmar officially ended in 2011. However, issues and concerns regarding human rights violations continued to be reported. HRN is especially concerned ov er the situation surrounding of ethnic violence and press freedom. It also concerns that the foreign investments and development projects cause negative impact of human rights situation of local people. The first imprisonment of a reporter since the lifting of media restrictions in 2012 has raised questions about press and media law and censorship issue in Myanmar. On November 2013, three-month prison term was given to Yangon- based Eleven Media journalist Naw Khine Khine Aye Cho, also known as Ma Khine, based on charges of defamation, trespass and use of abusive language. International press organizations have argued that the charges are unjustified and too harsh. For example, Reporters Without Borders issued a statement that urged the court “to reexamine the facts of this case when it comes up for appeal and to reach a decision that respects the rights of journalists.” Ma Khine is believed to be the first journalist sentenced to prison under censorship laws since President Sein began his administration..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Now (A /HRC/25/NGO/126)
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G14/116/21/PDF/G1411621.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: The human rights situation in Myanmar and crimes against the Rohingya minority
Date of publication: 10 September 2013
Description/subject: "...Myanmar’s 1982 Citizenship Law has also been widely criticized for discriminating against unlisted minority groups, including the Rohingya. S ome 800,000 Rohingya have been left stateless and increasingly vulnerable to a range of human rights violations. “Institutional reforms also involve providing human rights training for military, security and police personnel, including with regard to appr opriate use of force in dealing with peaceful protests,” the High Commissioner said, urg ing a full investigation into the shooting dead of three Rohingya women earlier this month. The women were killed as they took part in a peaceful demonstration in Rakhine St ate, when police allegedly fired into a crowd of demonstrators in Pa Rein village, Mrauk-U Township..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development (A /HRC/24/NGO/126)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G13/168/96/PDF/G1316896.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
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Title: Background paper on freedom of expression in Myanmar
Date of publication: 23 July 2014
Description/subject: "...The paper briefly looks at the key laws in Myanmar that affect people’s freedom to seek and share information and ideas – whether that is through the media, in everyday conversations, on the Internet, or in demonstrations in the street. For each law, ARTICLE 19 briefly points out where the main obstacles are to protecting and promoting the right to freedom of expression. It explains what international human rights law requires the government to do – or not do – in a certain area, in order to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom of expression..."
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Article 19
Format/size: pdf (253K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.article19.org/data/files/medialibrary/37630/background-paper.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political rights > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesdaqy 23 July, 2014
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Date of publication: 23 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Date of publication: 23 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Date of publication: 23 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vessels for tourist transport operate early in Mandalay...Energy minister urges to ensure reform plan...Outstanding students from Mon State observe Lower House session...Panel discussion on disability and responsible business held in Yangon...MP questions ground accidents at airports: Upper House...Myanmar Parliamentary Union meets...Union Sports Minister, State Chief Minister awards winners of sports events in Lashio...Taungthaman Bridge attracts globetrotters to enjoy scenic beauty...Teachers, students suffer from food poisoning in Yedashe Tsp...Village library committee meets...Bago Region Police Force donates K700,000 to Bago Region Journalists Association...Mandalarians have easy access to reading opportunities...Agricultural loans disbursed for cultivation of monsoon paddy...Buildings near Mandalay moats to be limited under 46 feet high...People urged to join hands with police to eradicate narcotic drugs...Youth reproductive health knowledge shared to villagers...Stimulant tables worth about K500 million seized in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Egyptian counterpart, PM...Myanmar moves to help itself out of LDC category...Malaysia invites entries for theme song for ASEAN chairmanship...Myanmar, Indonesia eye closer cooperation...Union Industry Minister holds talks with foreign guests about Steel Mill, Mechanical Training School...U Han Thu concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Andorra...Myanmar Parliamentary Union meets...Union FM sends felicitations to Egyptian counterpart...MRCCI meets Thai entrepreneurs for producing, trading of commodities....."PERSPECTIVES": "Sympathetic acts are more practical in peace-making processes" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "From Comfort Zone to Combat Zone" By Kyi Mun...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: New roles and relations for Myanmar's military
Date of publication: 06 June 2014
Description/subject: "Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing. There remains widespread skepticism that reforms underway in Myanmar, despite their expediency and comprehensiveness, are simply cosmetic, civilian window dressing masking the institutionalization of military rule in its latest incarnation. Given the longevity and durability of the generals' hold on power in various regime types, this is not an unjustified perspective. Indeed, the military, or Tatmadaw, remains the most powerful actor in the political system but its role has changed significantly. The military has changed from being a hegemonic player, previously in exclusive control of all levers of state power, to being a veto player, retrenching from the day-to-day administration of the country but with the power to ensure that - regardless of other changes to the state and society - the military's core interests remain preserved. These interests include maintaining its status as an autonomous entity beyond civilian oversight, exclusive purview over security portfolios, immunity for former and current military members for past deeds, and, most importantly, a veto via parliamentary representation over any proposed constitutional amendments. The national security narrative, entrenched in the 2008 constitution as safeguarding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state, is the major declaratory rationale of the Tatmadaw historic control over the political apparatus. In this vein, the Tatmadaw portrays itself as the only institution capable of fending off international intrusions and preventing internal collapse. Significant changes in the military's relations with civilian opposition parties, ethnic groups and foreign actors, however, are transforming these previously demonized and persecuted entities into partners within new pathways and processes. Even though mistrust and weariness still exist, the future trajectory of these relations will be crucial in the way Myanmar's political transition evolves..."
Author/creator: Adam P MacDonald
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
ML > Military (Tatmadaw), Military Intelligence and police > Political role of the Tatmadaw


Title: The Legal System of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in a Nutshell
Date of publication: September 2013
Description/subject: Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. A Brief Legal History 2.1 During the Reign of Monarchy 2.2 During the British Occupation 2.3 After Independence 3. Executive Organ 4. Legislative System 4.1 Legislative Process in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 4.2 Legislative Process in the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw 4.3 Legislative Process in the Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw 4.4 Legislative Process in the Self-Administered Division and Self-Administered Zone Leading Bodies 5. Judiciary 5.1 The Supreme Court of the Union 5.2 High Courts of the Region and High Courts of the State 5.3 District Courts, Courts of the Self-Administered Division and Courts of the Self-Administered Zone 5.4 Township Courts 5.5 Courts-Martial 5.6 The Constitutional Tribunal of the Union 5.7 Other Courts 6. Sources of Law 7. Legal Profession 8. Legal Education 9. Useful Links
Author/creator: Kyaw Hla Win @ Md. Hassan Ahmed & Md. Ershadul Karim
Language: English
Source/publisher: GlobaLex
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burmese legal history


Title: Sectarian conflict in Mandalay
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Description/subject: "Did the Mandalay incident occur spontaneously, or is it part of Myanmar’s broader political puzzle? What is certain, is that successive governments in Myanmar have stoked ethnic tensions in the past for political leverage, such as Ne Win’s anti-Chinese campaign in the 1960s. Considering ultra-nationalist Buddhism has enough grassroots support to sustain itself, and that the government has already taken MaBaTha’s agenda in parliament, the political puzzle is likely to remain an issue beyond the 2015 general election."
Author/creator: Olivia Cable
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Periodicals and news services covering several non-Burman groups > Myanmar Ethnic State News


Title: Myanmar Library Survey - Executive Summary (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: January 2014
Description/subject: "The Myanmar Library Survey is the first in- depth nationwide study of the country’s public libraries. Commissioned by The Asia Foundation in partnership with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), the survey aimed to establish a comprehensive, current picture of the Myanmar public library system to help inform the development of Myanmar’s information architecture and community initiatives. While much can be done to improve infrastructure and better support their role as information hubs, the survey reveals that citizens perceive libraries as having a significant and positive impact on community life. The survey findings will be circulated amongst key stakeholders, including governmental officials, policy makers, local and international non-governmental organizations, civil society, and local communities. A country coming out of decades of isolation, Myanmar is now rapidly building the information infrastructure needed for its citizens to participate in the reform process and compete in the global marketplace. Myanmar’s reverence toward libraries and its vast library network has the potential to aid this process. This study focuses on public libraries – defined in Myanmar as libraries registered with the government – because of their accessibility to a wider number of people and potential for scalability. In addition to public libraries, Myanmar has university, monastic, private, and specialized libraries, few of which register as public libraries. There are 55,755 registered public libr aries in the country, but only 4,868 are considered active. Prior to this study, very little was known about them. The objectives of the project were to sample active public libraries in order to: ..."
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB-reduced version; 7.53-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/LibraryExeSumMMBurmese.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Information services - print, broadcast and Internet media, libraries etc.


Title: Myanmar Library Survey - Executive Summary (English)
Date of publication: January 2014
Description/subject: "The Myanmar Library Survey is the first in- depth nationwide study of the country’s public libraries. Commissioned by The Asia Foundation in partnership with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), the survey aimed to establish a comprehensive, current picture of the Myanmar public library system to help inform the development of Myanmar’s information architecture and community initiatives. While much can be done to improve infrastructure and better support their role as information hubs, the survey reveals that citizens perceive libraries as having a significant and positive impact on community life. The survey findings will be circulated amongst key stakeholders, including governmental officials, policy makers, local and international non-governmental organizations, civil society, and local communities. A country coming out of decades of isolation, Myanmar is now rapidly building the information infrastructure needed for its citizens to participate in the reform process and compete in the global marketplace. Myanmar’s reverence toward libraries and its vast library network has the potential to aid this process. This study focuses on public libraries – defined in Myanmar as libraries registered with the government – because of their accessibility to a wider number of people and potential for scalability. In addition to public libraries, Myanmar has university, monastic, private, and specialized libraries, few of which register as public libraries. There are 55,755 registered public libr aries in the country, but only 4,868 are considered active. Prior to this study, very little was known about them. The objectives of the project were to sample active public libraries in order to: ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation
Format/size: pdf (950-reduced version; 3.9MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/MMLibraryExecSummary.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Information services - print, broadcast and Internet media, libraries etc.


Title: Online news services
Description/subject: See the various news services listed in the Online Burma/Myanmar Library's Reading Room
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Information services - print, broadcast and Internet media, libraries etc.


Title: Link to the OBL sub-section on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Right to /Censorship
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Human Rights dimensions of information dissemination and control


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Date of publication: 22 July 2014
Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses Highways Law amendment bill...Myanmar eyes nuclear reactors for research purposes: Union Minister for Science and Technology.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Two factories face lawsuit over running on public holiday...Curfew hours reduced in Mandalay District...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses Highways Law amendment bill...Workshop on role of teachers in education promotion held...Heavy rains and mountain streams cause flood in Hlaingbwe...Myanmar eyes nuclear reactors for research purposes: Union Minister for Science and Technology...Enhancement of social impact on business dialogue held in Nay Pyi Taw...Union Minister U Khin Ye speaks to immigration staff in delta city...Union Minister inspects conservation of nature reserve...Physicians provide health care in Mohnyin...School health activities launched in Sagaing Region...Children get stipend in Myingyan...Talks on anti-human trafficking given to rural people...Third Wave reform clarified.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: SEOM 3/45, Related Meetings continue...Media registration for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting- AMM and related meetings...Japan Builds One Monastic Eye Clinic in Yangon Region...Appointment of ambassador agreed on... "PERSPECTIVES": "Future of Myanmar is relying on new generation" By Aung Khin.....LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "LESSONS FROM BRAZIL" By Alcides G.R. Prates.....ARTICLES: "Ah -Yai-Paing-Min" By Ba Than continued from yesterday..."Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status" By Sayar Mya continued from yesterday...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: Law on Registration of Organizations - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 31/2014 (အသင္းအဖြဲ႔မ်ား မွတ္ပုံျခင္းဆိုင္ရာ ဥပေဒ - ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ဥပ
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (102K)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (meeting in plenary): - proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Bill on detension... ၁၉၆၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ျပစ္မွုက်ဳးလြန္တတ္သူမ်ား ေျခခ်ဳပ္ႏွင့္ ခံ၀န္အက္ ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ ဥ
Date of publication: 20 July 2014
Description/subject: This bill... has to do with recidivists, detaining and taking actions against them.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: President's Office
Format/size: pdf (269K)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (meeting in plenary): - proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Law Amending the 1951 Act of Sick Leave and Holidays – Pyidaungsu Hulttaw Law No. 30/2014 (၁၉၅၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ခြင့္ရက္ႏွင့္ အလုပ္ပိတ္ရက္ ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သ
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (107K)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (meeting in plenary): - proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 18 July, 2014
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 19 July, 2014
Date of publication: 19 July 2014
Description/subject: Contains (p5) the text of the Law Amending the 1951 Act of Sick Leave and Holidays – Pyidaungsu Hulttaw Law No. 30/2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 20 July, 2014
Date of publication: 20 July 2014
Description/subject: Contains (p15) the text of the Law on the Registration of Organizations - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 31/2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 21 July, 2014
Date of publication: 21 July 2014
Description/subject: This issue has Registration of Organization Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 31/2014.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Date of publication: 22 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 18 July, 2014
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 19 July, 2014
Date of publication: 19 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 20 July, 2014
Date of publication: 20 July 2014
Description/subject: This issue has a bill and a law.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 21 July, 2014
Date of publication: 21 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Date of publication: 22 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: Analysis of Myanmar’s NLD landslide
Date of publication: 01 May 2012
Description/subject: "There’s no other way to put it really when you look at the results. The National League for Democracy wiped the floor with the Union Solidarity and Development Party in Myanmar’s April 1 by-elections, not to mention the 15 other parties and handful of independent candidates that contested the vote. The size of the NLD’s win is likely to have a significant impact on the political landscape over and above the 43 seats the party picked up. It sets the scene for an important showdown in 2015 and puts pressure on the USDP – and to a lesser extent ethnic political parties – to respond and shore up its support..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > National League for Democracy (NLD) > NLD - News


Title: The elephant and Myanmar politics
Date of publication: 29 April 2014
Description/subject: "When news broke about the National League for Democracy (NLD) postponing its parliamentary debut on account of a dispute over the wording of the oath to be taken by new Members of Parliament (MP) one immediate reaction was to recall a well known Myanmar saying “Hsinpyaung Gyi Ah Mee Kya Hma Tit” or “The tusker got stuck at the tail”. After all the efforts by the government, led by reformist President U Thein Sein, and the NLD, led by Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (DASSK), to set aside differences and work together on common issues for the sake of Myanmar, the process to bring the NLD back into the mainstream political process now appears stalled over the choice of words whether to “uphold and abide by” (current version) or “respect” (NLD’s preference) the Constitution..."
Author/creator: Tin Maung Maung Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Politics and Government - general studies


Title: Hatred as politics in Myanmar
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Description/subject: "This month's tragic anti-Muslim violence in Mandalay has again revealed that dark forces are alive and well in Myanmar. The violence left two dead and many injured, causing damage to property and generating a climate of fear in the country's cultural and historic capital. In the aftermath of the violence, the government has moved to crack down on hate speech but has also warned the media against making statements that could destabilize national security, saying that "action will be taken against those who threaten state stability." Tellingly, however, no action has been taken against those responsible for triggering the Mandalay violence by spreading false rumors on social media, while journalists reporting on the riots have already been threatened with violence. In addition, some observers have noted that the violence has also had a secondary effect- it has successfully distracted public interest from a signature campaign calling for amendment to the 2008 Constitution. Such patterns are finally leading more and more analysts to ask critical questions about the nature of recent anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar and the real motivations behind it. Outside of Myanmar, reporting has been less critical, with some major media wires referring to the violence as 'sectarian'. Such inaccurate diagnosis is not new, as international diplomatic and public opinion circles have tended to portray Myanmar's anti-Muslim violence as an unfortunate social consequence of transition from authoritarianism to democracy. In this view, it is the uncertainty of transition and the new freedom of expression that have given rise to fear of the Muslim minority and ultra-nationalist Buddhist extremism. This definition, however, is misleading and has resulted in significant confusion both about the form of violence in question as well as its root cause. Indeed, from the point of view of many Myanmar Muslims, it appears to be a case of applying a perfectly sensible theory to the wrong context. Such misconceptions not only ignore the reality of decades-long persecution of Muslims in the country, but they also absolve authorities of their historical responsibility for manufacturing, endorsing and permitting such violence, both directly and indirectly..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Political analysis of Burma and the region


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 19 July, 2014
Date of publication: 19 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 2nd Myanmar International Auto Parts and Accessories Exhibition opens in Yangon...UEC Chairman donates Waso robes to monks in Nay Pyi Taw...Heavy rainfall warning for regions and states...Meeting on syllabus designs held in Yangon...Poverty rate to be reduced for Myanmar to come off list of least developed nations: ministry...Music concert to raise funds for Rakhine nationals to be held on 27 July...Myanmar sees 26 % increase in opium production: Upper House...Union minister attends opening ceremonies of new school buildings...Health ministry discusses school-based healthcare programme...Power lines to be completed in Myinmu Township for village electrification...Online trading of gold, money and stocks to be conducted free of charge...Fourth leg of Myanmar Golf Tour from 7 to 10 August...Shwedaung-8 cotton strain harvested in Wetlet Tsp...Arts show to depict portraits of Sayagyi Thakin Kodawhmaing on peacemaking activities...Stimulant tablets worth K200 million seized in PyinOoLwin...Myanmar to discuss sustainable market and financial investment in agriculture sector at 36th AMAF...Compensation for killed worker given to family...Departmental officials discuss electricity safety in Mandalay...Measures to improve health services to be implemented...Cash donated for Wushu Championships...Agricultural loans disbursed to local farmers in Ngaphe Tsp...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to youths in Hlinethaya Tsp...Mandalay Region to address living standard of people.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thailand’s largest cement company invests $400 million in greenfield cement plant in Myanmar...Myanmar, ROK focus on promotion of friendly relations between armed forces...Myanmar to discuss sustainable market and financial investment in agriculture sector at 36th AMAF....."PERSPECTIVES": "Attacks on civilians a callous act" By Aung Khin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sanday 20 July, 2014
Date of publication: 20 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends merit-sharing ceremony of paying tributes to martyrs...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker joins meal offering to monks to pay tribute to martyrs...New academic journal to come out in 2015...Transformer installed for sufficient supply of power...67th Martyrs’ Day commemoration takes place in Yangon...Workshop hosted to promote good governance and greater public participation...Red Cross affairs explained in Yedashe...Tributes paid to martyrs by sharing merits of meal offering to leading monks...AFC visits football grounds in Mandalay...67th Anniversary of Martyr’s Day marked in Mandalay...Prizes, stipends provided to children of bus owners, drivers of MRABLCC...Mandalay’s entrepreneurs to meet with Thai businessmen on 21 July...Mandalay to enforce traffic safety around schools, offices...Magway Region coordinates implementation of Third Wave process...Families, officials and foreign diplomats commemorate assassinated independence leaders on Martyrs’ Day on 19 July.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Statement of ASEAN Foreign Ministers on the tragic incident of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (19-7-2014)...Yangon hosts ASEAN 3/45 Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting....."PERSPECTIVES": "Shortage of coins makes everyday transactions difficult" By Aung Khin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: Myanmar laws related to ILO standards
Language: English
Source/publisher: NATLEX (International Labour Organisation)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Links to other online locations of Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees, bills, regulations etc.


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 21 July, 2014
Date of publication: 21 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: About 3,000 patients in Yangon receive free eye care services...Refugees leave shelters as stability improves in Kachin...World Hepatitis Day marked in Yangon to raise public awareness...Papers presented for development of technological education...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued free of charge...Low pressure formed over North Bay of Bengal...Citizenship cards issued to high and middle school students in Hpa-an...Prevention of avian flu explained by foreign experts...Consumer protection top of the agenda in Mawlamyine during visit by officials...AFC visits football grounds in Mandalay...University students in Sagaing educated on dangers of narcotic drugs...21 kilos of opium speciosa seized in Taninthayi Tsp...Prusho-Lawja road commissioned into service in Kayah State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: SEOs from ASEAN, dialogue partners to discuss free trade agreements, economic cooperation...Euromoney names Kanbawza best bank in Myanmar...Education Minister visits Germany to attend seminar on higher education...President U Thein Sein felicitates King of Belgium, PM...Union FM felicitates Belgium counterpart...HSL Group JV Co., Ltd, Chinese Co., sign MoU...Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Act according to the will of the people" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Enhancing higher education institution efficiency" By Myo Myint..."Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status" By Sayar Mya..."Ah -Yai-Paing-Min" By U Ba Than...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: Myanmar : News Media Law 2014 - legal analysis
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Description/subject: Executive summary: "This analysis examines the compliance of the 2014 News Media Law of Myanmar with international standards on freedom of expression and media freedom. The News Media Law introduces some guarantees for media freedom, such as the prohibition of censorship and the recognition of specific rights of media workers. This may be seen as a positive attempt to begin dismantling the extensive apparatus of censorship in the country, and the government should be encouraged to build upon the positive elements of the Law. However, ARTICLE 19 remains seriously concerned with shortcomings in the law. The safeguards for media freedom are heavily qualified and insufficient to meet international standards. All types of media, including print, broadcast and Internet- based media, remain under the unrestricted control of the government through the Media Council. The Media Council is not independent from government, and therefore fails to sufficiently safeguard the media from the application of content-based criminal laws that, while not imposing custodial sentences, still unjustifiably limit freedom of expression. ARTICLE 19 calls on the Myanmar authorities to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and comprehensively reform the News Media Law in order to ensure its compliance with international st andards on freedom of expression."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Article 19
Format/size: pdf (154K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.article19.org/data/files/medialibrary/37623/News-Media-Law-Myanmar-EN.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political rights > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies for free speech
Description/subject: "...On 10 July 2014, four Journalists and a Chief Executive Director of Unity weekly news journal were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour under Section 3(1)(a) the “Burma Official Secrets Act 1923” because of article on an army own factory. The Asian Human Rights Commission has already issued an urgent appeal on this case (AHRC-UAC-066-2014). As the responsible officer of the factory said, in court, that the factory is not a chemical weapon factory, there is no evidence that the accused sent documents to other powerful country and there is no signboard or any gazette order which shows the place is prohibited, it is obvious that the journalists committed no crime under the law under which they were charged..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Right to /Censorship > Freedom of opinion and expression: - the situation in Burma/Myanmar - reports, analyses, recommendations


Title: Myanmar Library Survey - a comprehensive study of the country's public libraries and information needs
Date of publication: January 2014
Description/subject: Executive Summary: The Myanmar Library Survey is the first in- depth nationwide study of the country’s public libraries. Commissioned by The Asia Foundation in partnership with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), the survey aimed to establish a comprehensive, current picture of the Myanmar public library system to help inform the development of Myanmar’s information architecture and community initiatives. While much can be done to improve infrastructure and better support their role as information hubs, the survey reveals that citizens perceive libraries as having a significant and positive impact on community life. The survey findings will be circulated amongst key stakeholders, including governmental officials, policy makers, local and international non-governmental organizations, civil society, and local communities. A country coming out of decades of isolation, Myanmar is now rapidly building the information infrastructure needed for its citizens to participate in the reform process and compete in the global marketplace. Myanmar’s reverence toward libraries and its vast library network has the potential to aid this process. This study focuses on public libraries – defined in Myanmar as libraries registered with the government – because of their accessibility to a wider number of people and potential for scalability. In addition to public libraries, Myanmar has university, monastic, private, and specialized libraries, few of which register as public libraries. There are 55,755 registered public libr aries in the country, but only 4,868 are considered active. Prior to this study, very little was known about them. The objectives of the project were to sample active public libraries in order to: ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB-reduced version; 3.11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/MyanmarLibrarySurvey.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014
RR > Abstracts, bibliographies, scholarly journals, libraries, institutes, universities, other research tools
Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Information services - print, broadcast and Internet media, libraries etc.


Title: International Meeting of Experts on further study of the concept of the rights of peoples
Date of publication: 30 November 1989
Description/subject: FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS... Annex I - List of Participants; Annex II - Agenda..."...5. The right of peoples to self-determination is now well established by international law in the case of colonial peoples, peoples in dependent territories and peoples living under racist regimes. The right of peoples to self-determination in other States may sometimes come into conflict with the principle of State sovereignty which is an important element in the international legal order for safeguarding the right to peace. There is an understandable fear that, understood in one way, the peoples’ right to self-determination might lead to the fragmentation of States, the disruption of settled international boundaries, the breakdown of governmental authority and even manipulation of peoples for the purpose of disrupting the internal affairs of States. It is this concern which makes the further study of the rights of peoples both legitimate and important. Especially important is a further attempt to describe the features of a ‘people’ to whom, by international law, rights such as to existence as a people and to self-determination attach. This subject was the topic of much discussion during the meeting. History teaches that where a State does not have the appropriate legitimacy to represent a people or peoples living within its borders, the right of such peoples to self-determination may assert itself in popular unrest, revolution, or even war..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCO
Format/size: pdf (831K-reduced version; 1.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0008/000851/085152eo.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2014
ML > Human Rights > Self-Determination, Right to > Right to self-determination: specialist NGOs and analysis
Human Rights > Self-Determination, Right to > Right to Self-Determination: standards and mechanisms (Commentary)


Title: International Meeting of Experts on further study of the concept of the rights of peoples - Report and Recommendations (unofficial draft)
Date of publication: 30 November 1989
Description/subject: "...The concept of peoples' rights is now established by universally recognised international law. Its existence cannot now validly be controverted; 2. Some peoples' rights are universally accepted. These include the peoples' right to right to existence, the right to self-determination and other rights; 3. There is however a continuing and legitimate debate about the precise content of still other rights claimed to be peoples' rights;..."
Author/creator: Michael Kirby (Chair)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCO
Format/size: pdf (175K-reduced version; 971K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.michaelkirby.com.au/images/stories/speeches/1980s/vol21/806-UNESCO_-_Report_and_Recommen...
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2014
ML > Human Rights > Self-Determination, Right to > Right to Self-Determination: standards and mechanisms (Commentary)


Title: The Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law - SPDC Law No. 3/2010
Date of publication: 08 March 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (101K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The State Hluttaw Election Law - SPDC Law No. 5/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 08 March 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (100K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: State Supplementary Appropiation Law - SPDC Law No. 6/2010
Date of publication: 12 March 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: State Budget Law - SPDC Law No. 7/2010
Date of publication: 22 March 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (87K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: Burma’s Oil Production Tipped to Decline; Fuel Imports to Increase
Date of publication: 17 July 2014
Description/subject: "Burma will become increasingly dependent on imported crude oil and refined fuels over the next ten years because of a lack of planning and investment, an industry report has forecast. A rise in crude oil imports is highly likely in spite of an expected upsurge in onshore and offshore exploration in coming years, while underinvestment in refining capacity will necessitate more imports of petrol and diesel, said Business Monitor International (BMI) in a study of Burma’s energy resources. BMI is an international business risks analysis company based in London..."
Author/creator: William Boot
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Economy > Industry > Extractive industries > Oil and gas


Title: The Union Flag Law - SPDC Law No. 8/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (83K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Union Seal Law - SPDC Law No. 9/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (55K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: National Anthem Law - SPDC Law No. 10/2010
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (56K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Relating to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw - SPDC Law No. 11/2010
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Relating to the Pyithu Hluttaw - SPDC Law No. 12/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Relating to the Amyotha Hluttaw - SPDC Law No. 13/2010
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Relating to Region or State Hluttaw - SPDC Law No. 14/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Union Government Law - SPDC Law No. 15/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (99K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone Leading Body Law - SPDC Law No. 17/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (91K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: Region or State Government Law - SPDC Law No. 16/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: Nay Pyi Taw Council Law - SPDC Law No. 18/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The State Budget Law, 2009 - SPDC Law No. 2/2009 (English)
Date of publication: 24 March 2009
Description/subject: The date of this English version is given as 30 March, 2009 but the date of the Burmese original is 24 March. We will treat the Burmese date as authoritative, and change the date given in this version accordingly.
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via Office of the Attorney General
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2009


Title: The Union Judiciary Law - SPDC Law No. 20/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 28 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (68K(
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The State Supplementary Appropriation Law, 2009 - SPDC Law No. 3/2009 (English)
Date of publication: 30 March 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via Office of the Attorney General
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2009


Title: The Constitutional Tribunal of the Union Law - SPDC Law No. 21 (English)
Date of publication: 28 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (60K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Union Civil Services Board Law - SPDC Law No. 24/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 28 October 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (59K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Amending the Multi-Armed Forces (Transfer) Act - SPDC Law No. 26/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 04 November 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Reserve Forces Law - SPDC Law No. 28/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 28 November 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Use of Transport Relating to the Defence Services Law - SPDC Law No. 30/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 04 November 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Buildings and Works of Defence of the Union Law - SPDC Law No. 31/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 04 November 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (51K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Cantonment Development Law - SPDC Law No. 32/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 04 November 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (117K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Amending the Petroleum Act, 1934 - SPDC Law No. 33/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 31 December 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Amending the Oilfields Act - SPDC Law No. 34/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 31 December 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Amending the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Associarion Law - SPDC Law No. 35/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 31 December 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Law Amending the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law - SPDC Law 1/2009 (English)
Date of publication: 20 January 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via Office of the Attorney General
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2009


Title: The Law Amending the Animal Health and Development Law - SPDC Law No. 36/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 31 December 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (31K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: The Nay Pyi Taw Development Law - SPDC Law No. 4/2009 (English)
Date of publication: 29 December 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via Office of the Attorney General
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2009


Title: The Tipitakadhara Tipikakakovida Selection Board Law - SPDC Law No. 37/2010 (English)
Date of publication: 31 December 2010
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 2010


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 18 July, 2014
Date of publication: 18 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Information Ministry unveils rules on social responsibility for ads...Workshop on ILO standards for labourers conducted...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Live radio, TV broadcast of 67th Martyrs’ Day celebrations on 19 July...Forty-two suspects of Mandalay riots arrested...Government should recognize national peacemakers and continue its effort till peace prevails: Kachin MP...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives foreign guest, attends workshop on public spending...Let’s grow watermelon on arbour...Dabayin Township promotes integrated farming...DRA issues vehicle and driver licences to people in Rakhine State...Inmates, prisoners receive Abhidhamma course at Myeik Jail...Treated mosquito nets distributed to local people...Union minister for Border Affairs on tour of Ponnagyun, Minbya, MraukU, Kyauktaw...Repaired jetty in Myeik now safe in rainy season...Rakhine State maternal and child welfare officials pay respects to the aged...Sowing paddy seeds demonstrated to local farmers...Vehicle licences issued to hearses in Mandalay...High yield sugarcane production technique taught to farmers, agricultural staff...Plan to distribute desks to basic education schools in Mandalay Region...Low-lying farmlands flooded in Thaton Township...Dan grading course from 26 to 30 July: Karatedo Federation.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: US-based information security company to provide anti-fraud solutions for KBZ Bank’s future online banking services...UN special rapporteur meets heads of IFG and MNHRC...Taiwan to promote products with a series of expos from 18 July...Myanmar, Sri Lanka to cooperate in development of textile industry...First ever British Chamber of Commerce launched in Myanmar...Vice president wraps up Singapore visit...Myanmar, India focus on drawing energy policy and procedures....."PERSPECTIVES": "Protecting children for the future of Myanmar" By Myint Win Thein...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: Getting real about Myanmar’s development
Date of publication: 05 June 2012
Description/subject: "In December 2011, President Thein Sein urged his government to rebuild the beaten-up former capital of Yangon (Rangoon), a city of an estimated population of seven million, into a modern city like Singapore. When it comes to traffic congestion and squalid slums, Yangon has come to resemble Manila or Bangkok in recent years. In response the Minister of Industry, Soe Thein, promised flyovers at four busy intersections in the city in four months. Yangon would emulate Singapore’s infrastructure, from railway and road networks and mass transportation to sewage system and parking lots. He said that his government should apologise to the public if they cannot deliver the bridges in four months. Four months on, in April 2012, the city officials were seen taking part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the first flyover at Hledan junction. At the same time, the Ministry of Commerce has been trying to keep up with the Joneses in terms of vehicles per capita. There are 7 cars for every 1,000 Burmese citizens, compared to 270 for 1,000 Thais and 14 for 1,000 Vietnamese. It is not only that the number of cars in the country must be increased — they must look new or, at least like good second-hand cars. In September last year, the government introduced a scheme that required the owners of 20 to 40 years old vehicles to trade their cars in for newer models..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Economy: general, analytical, statistical (various sources)


Title: On protests and media in Myanmar
Date of publication: 01 June 2012
Description/subject: "If you want a quick illustration of how much some things are changing in Myanmar then this article is a pretty good place to start. Let’s tick off the key parts of the story. Facebook. Popular protest. Protestors greivances aired. Quoted responses from two government representatives. Clear official sympathy for the greivances, with some indication of improvements to come. Kudos to all the journalists in Myanmar who are now getting a chance to show what they can really do. Full media freedom in Myanmar? Will the day arrive sooner than many thought?"
Author/creator: Nicholas Farrelly
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014
ML > Information services in Burma/Myanmar > Media - control of media in Burma


Title: Widespread condemnation of 10-year jail sentences handed down to Burmese journalists
Date of publication: 11 July 2014
Description/subject: "Journalists and media and human rights organisations in Myanmar and abroad have reacted with shock and dismay to the 10 years' jail with hard labour sentences handed down in the Unity journal case. A court in Magway Region imposed the sentence on the weekly publication's chief executive officer and four reporters on July 10, 2014 over a report the journal carried in January that a military-run factory was producing chemical weapons, a claim denied by the government..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mizzima News, Freedom House, WAN-IFRA, Southeast Asian Press Alliance‎, Aung San Suu Kyi, Amnesty International via IFEX
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Right to /Censorship > Freedom of opinion and expression: - the situation in Burma/Myanmar - reports, analyses, recommendations


Title: Burma Police to Visit Newspaper Offices to Identify Protesting Reporters
Date of publication: 15 July 2014
Description/subject: "Police in Rangoon say they are planning to visit newspaper offices to confirm the identities of about 50 journalists who are accused of staging an unauthorized protest against President Thein Sein. On Saturday, journalists taped over their mouths outside a meeting at the Myanmar Peace Center in Rangoon attended by the president to register their opposition to the sentencing of five newspaper staffers last week. Four reporters and the CEO of the Unity journal were given 10 years with hard labor after the President’s Office sued them for reporting allegations that a military facility in Magwe Division is being used to manufacture chemical weapons. After Saturday’s demonstration, police said the journalists named on a list of those present would be charged with Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly Law, which requires prior permission for public gatherings. The list includes numerous reporters who were only there to cover the event..."
Author/creator: May Sitt Paing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Right to /Censorship > Freedom of opinion and expression: - the situation in Burma/Myanmar - reports, analyses, recommendations


Title: ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း လုပ္ႀကံခံရမႈ၏ ေနာက္ကြယ္မွ ပေဟဠိ ကြင္းဆက္မ်ား (အပိုင္း – ၁) (just testing if the font works)
Date of publication: 16 July 2014
Description/subject: "၁၉၄၇ ခုႏွစ္ ဇူလုိင္ ၁၉ ရက္ စေနေန႔ နံနက္ ၁၀ နာရီ ၃၇ မိနစ္၀န္းက်င္မွာ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ အတြင္း၀န္မ်ား႐ံုး အတြင္း ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းႏွင့္ အာဇာနည္ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား လုပ္ႀကံခံရစဥ္အခ်ိန္က ဤစာေရးသူသည္ လသားခန္႔အရြယ္သာ ရွိခဲ့ပါသည္။ ဆရာသမား လူႀကီးမ်ား၏ တဆင့္ေျပာၾကားခ်က္၊ စာနယ္ဇင္းႏွင့္ သတင္းစာေဆာင္းပါးမ်ားကုိ ဖတ္႐ႈေလ့လာခ်က္အရသာ ဤႏိုင္ငံေတာ္လုပ္ႀကံမႈႀကီးအေၾကာင္းကို သိရွိခြင့္ရခဲ့ပါသည္။ လုပ္ႀကံမႈႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ စိတ္ကူးယဥ္ဇာတ္လမ္းမ်ားလည္း ငယ္စဥ္ကေလးဘ၀က ၾကားခဲ့ဘူးသည္မ်ားလည္း ရွိခဲ့ပါ၏။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သည္ ယေန႔တုိင္မေသေသးဟုပင္ အလြန္ နားေထာင္ေကာင္းလွေသာ ပါးစပ္ရာဇ၀င္မ်ားျဖင့္ လူႀကီးသူမမ်ားက စာေရးသူတုိ႔ငယ္စဥ္တြင္ ပံုျပင္သဖြယ္ ေျပာဆုိသည္ကုိလည္း ႀကံဳခဲ့ဘူးပါ၏။ စာေရးသူတုိ႔ ျမန္မာ့လူ႔အဖြဲ႕အစည္းသည္ အေၾကာင္းအက်ဳိးကုိ ေ၀ဖန္ဆန္းစစ္မႈ အားနည္း၏။ အတိတ္ကုိလည္း လြယ္လြယ္ႏွင့္ေမ့၍ ပစၥဳပၸန္တြင္ သာသာယာယာ ေနတတ္ၾက၏။ လူတေယာက္ကုိ ခ်စ္လွ်င္ ခ်စ္သလို တခမ္းတနား စာဖြဲ႕ေျပာဆုိတတ္သလုိ မုန္းလွ်င္လည္း မုန္းသလုိ လူတေယာက္၏ ဘ၀တေလွ်ာက္လံုး၊ ထုိသူ၏ မ်ဳိးႏြယ္စဥ္ဆက္တခုလံုး ေခါင္းမေဖာ္ႏိုင္ေအာင္ ဟုတ္တာေရာ မဟုတ္တာေရာ သိမ္းႀကံဳးေျပာဆုိတတ္သည့္ အက်င့္စ႐ုိက္မ်ားကုိ ဘ၀တြင္ ႀကိမ္ဖန္မ်ားစြာ ႀကံဳေတြ႕ခဲ့ဘူးပါ၏။ အထက္ပါ အက်င့္စ႐ုိက္မ်ားသည္ အဆုိပါ လူ႔အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၏ ျဖတ္သန္းရေသာ မွတ္တမ္းမဲ့ အတိတ္သမုိင္းေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ သမုိင္းမွတ္တမ္းကုိ တန္ဖုိးထားရေကာင္းမွန္း မသိမႈက အဆိုပါလူမ်ဳိး၏ ဗီဇတြင္ အျမစ္တြယ္ေနေသာ အေခ်ာင္သမားစိတ္ဓာတ္၊ မင္းေလာင္းေမွ်ာ္၀ါဒတုိ႔ကို ေမြးထုတ္ခဲ့ေလေရာ့သလားဟု စာေရးသူေတြးမိပါသည္။ စာေရးသူတုိ႔သည္ မိမိကုိယ္တုိင္ႏွင့္ မိမိေနထုိင္ရာ လူ႔အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၏ စ႐ုိက္သေဘာကို မညႇာမတာ ေ၀ဖန္ဆန္းစစ္ဖို႔ေတာ့ လုိအပ္ေနၿပီဟု အလ်င္းသင့္၍ တင္ျပလုိပါသည္။..."
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: ဧရာ၀တီ
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar News Analysis (under construction)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 17 July, 2014
Date of publication: 17 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Private banks increase interest rates...Upper House approves bill on providing prompt health care services to emergency patients...Yangon Gallery to open 25 July to create a community for artists...Myanmar Airways, ATR Ltd., sign MoU on purchasing aircrafts...ILO Convention on Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour to come into force in Myanmar in December...UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar arrives in Yangon...Shops of development market checked to remove inappropriate foodstuffs, personal goods...Hybrid maize plantation thriving in Zeyathiri Township...Waso Chinlone contest of Maha Muni Buddha Image Festival concludes...Farmers start ploughing for cultivation of paddy in South Dagon Tsp...Ministry of Sports trains coaches, referees in badminton, table tennis, petanque events...Old tree with significance to Japanese cut down...Waso robes offered to monks at university in Yangon...Residents in Kywepwe to get health care services from station hospital...New bus line runs along Pakokku-Magway route...School health care given to students in Bilin BEPS No 3...Mandalarian entrepreneurs meet Chinese Taipei businessmen...Basic education students in Dala to receive food supply once a month.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Air Mandalay inks deal with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase six jets...MPT signs MoU with Japanese telecommunication firms...Construction of Korea- Myanmar friendship monastery discussed...ASEAN-Japan Centre invites Myanmar entrepreneurs...UNHCR to help voluntary repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand...Vice President on visit to Singapore learns measures to combat corruption....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar needs to create more job opportunities in fight against human trafficking" By Aung Khin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Date of publication: 16 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Thursday 17 July, 2014
Date of publication: 17 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB; 3.7MB-image file; 52MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/Mirror-2014-07-17-ocr-image.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/(17-7)new.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 17 July, 2014
Date of publication: 17 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Date of publication: 16 July 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: Interview with Myanmar labour activist Su Su Nway
Date of publication: 11 February 2013
Description/subject: "Ma Su Su Nway is a Yangon-based labour activist and National League for Democracy (NLD) party member. In 2005 she was sentenced to 18 months in prison after filing a complaint that led to the successful prosecution of government authorities over the use of forced labour. For her work opposing forced labour in Myanmar, Ma Su Su Nway was in 2006 awarded the John Humphrey Freedom Award from the Canadian organisation Rights & Democracy. Released from prison in June 2006, she was rearrested in November 2008 for displaying of a banner near the hotel of UN human rights envoy Paulo Pinheiro. Ma Su Su Nway was subsequently released from prison in October 2011 and has since been involved in labour organising activities in Myanmar. The following transcript is a translated excerpt of an interview conducted in Yangon on 27 January 2013..."
Author/creator: Stephen Campbell
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
ML > Labour issues > Labour action in Burma


Title: Obama in Cambodia and Myanmar
Date of publication: 21 November 2012
Description/subject: "President Obama just concluded visit to Southeast Asia, which has sparked considerable media comment and criticism from human rights activists. Some of them claimed that the visit sent the wrong signal to repressive governments in Myanmar and Cambodia. In Myanmar, the visit was designed to highlight progress toward democratic reform made by the new nominally civilian government headed by Thein Sein since it replaced the military junta that had governed the country since 1972. Actions by the Myanmar government have included the release from house arrest of opposition activist and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the freeing many (but not all) political prisoners, relaxation of strict controls on the media and the holding of a largely free and fair by election to fill some 40 parliamentary seats rendered vacant when the incumbents were appointed to senior government positions. Most notably Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed to participate in these elections, winning a parliamentary seat and thus becoming the leader of the opposition. These dramatic developments have won widespread praise from the international community and the US government, which has responded by relaxing economic sanctions against the military regime and sending an Ambassador to Myanmar for the first time in over twenty years. More rewards are promised if the new government continues on its current reformist course, including the release of all remaining political prisoners and opening of the country to outside investment. Obama’s visit was intended as part of this gradual tit for tat process toward democracy and openness to the outside world..."
Author/creator: Don Jameson
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
ML > Foreign Relations > USA-Burma relations


Title: Mr. Obama goes to Myanmar
Date of publication: 19 November 2012
Description/subject: "...For President Obama the journey to Myanmar is a deeply symbolic one too. The fact that he received Myanmar government support to address an audience at the University of Yangon is key. After decades as a locus for political strife, the campus is still largely off-limits: a dented shell, rotting, tragic. In the old days I recall being gently shooed away from its vicinity, and I am yet, I must confess, to step foot on its contested ground. Elsewhere in the country I have spent time at a number of Universities, Colleges and the like. They are almost all in various states of decrepitude: hollowed out by dictatorial assessments of the uniquely destabilising potential of youth. My guess is that at the University today President Obama will use the podium to offer his special support to those who want to re-build Myanmar’s education system. Naturally he will also endorse those who seek to reform other facets of national life. He will then probably sound a note of warning about the need to build real peace with ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya. But his big message, if his speech writers have got the tone right, will be addressed to Myanmar’s rising generations. If Myanmar is to be a happier, wealthier and more inclusive society then the old generals will need to continue to surrender power and control. Who will replace them? With the results of the April 2012 by-election still reverberating, the Myanmar people seem convinced that the next government should be headed by Aung San Suu Kyi. But then who? In the excitement, we should not forget that it will be the young people in the audience and on the streets who will ultimately determine the country’s destiny. Will their elders give them the chances they so clearly deserve?"
Author/creator: Nicholas Farrelly
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014
ML > Foreign Relations > USA-Burma relations